Plummer Cobb is a writer and communications consultant based in Arlington, Texas.

Basically Just Furniture

The wardrobe is taking up too much space. The room is small because the house is small, and every square foot has to be put to good use.

I wonder about the wardrobe's history sometimes. Where it came from, where it was made, who owned it, what it's been through, how many owners it's had, where those nicks and cuts and scratches came from.

What kind of clothes has it held throughout the years? A uniform from one of the world wars? A wedding tux? A Ku Klux Klan robe? A pair of bell-bottom jeans? 

Some things just seem to take up space, mostly because we stop noticing what's interesting about them. If I could ask the wardrobe questions, what would I ask it? Would I ask something specific, or just let it tell its story from start to finish?

Sometimes, when things no longer seem to be an efficient use of space, we stop paying attention to what's valuable about them in other ways. It's the same with people. 

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